There was a point last year when it looked as if Barack Obama's post-racial world had a chance even here in Orange County, the onetime heart of the John Birch Society. White supremacist, hoodlum Christopher Roger Brown thought that he'd found secret but true love with Jennifer Tamara McClain, a bla ... More >>
Question of the morning: Did Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher fall off his testosterone-enhancing medications or guzzle a bad batch of low grade tequila?Rohrabacher did the unimaginable this week.Don't tell the John Birch Society, but the self-described "patriot" paused from calling B ... More >>
How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with the legendary Washington Post editor who helped bring ... More >>
How is this for news enough to make Tricky Dick Nixon roll over fuming mad in his Yorba Linda grave?Aaron Kushner--the under-40, Boston-area man and Georgia native whose private investment firm has bought The Orange County Register--consults with Ben Bradlee. Isn't Bradlee the legendary determined W ... More >>
It's not necessary to have an opinion about everything, but it sure is fun to try. And by "opinion" I mean analysis, critique, an arguable and defensible position and not that thing everybody's got one of and, boy, do they all smell bad. And, while I am at it, no, it's not a small world after all, f ... More >>
I've attended nearly all of the previous 16 years of the annual Los Angeles Times books festivals, this one again on the campus of USC. There was that one year I missed, when the bibliochild was born and some friends, fellow writers and Santa Monica Review volunteers staffed the SMR booth, ... More >>
I finally visited the snazzy corporate offices of the OC Weekly last week, to interview my editor, Gustavo "¡Ask a Mexican!" Arellano. Despite writing for years for the county's favorite alt-weekly, I'd conducted only an email relationship with the staff and editors. I arrived in person to tape my ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Even Orange County has far more 99 percenters than 1 percenters. Can Occupy OC be part of effecting real change?
Oh, alcohol! Without you, this column wouldn't be as fun to write! Drunkeness at Taco Bell has led to employees fighting each others, customers sleeping in parking lots--and now, a hungry customer driving up for a snack but passing out before he could reach the window.
Paul Dean AndrewsUPDATE, MAY 25, 3:46 P.M.: A San Pedro man was sentenced today to 97 days in jail, three years probation and an order to stay away from Deborah Pauly for threatening violence against the Villa Park city councilwoman via a Facebook message. Paul Dean Andrews, 28, was slapped with ... More >>
Muzammil SiddiqiHere we go again.Organizers of February's controversial and much-blasted anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda have issued an ultimatum to the Orange County Human Relations Commission: rescind the Community Leader award it is presenting to Islamic Society of Orange County Imam Muzammil ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 25, 4:40 P.M.: The Democratic Party of Orange County has weighed in on Villa Park City Councilwoman's Deborah Pauly's harsh remarks at an anti-Muslim rally in Yorba Linda last month. (Welcome to the party, folks!)As you might expect from a party philosophically opposite of a teabagg ... More >>
At about 8 a.m. on Aug. 12, more than two dozen Santa Barbara County narcotics detectives raided a 50-acre property just above the 101 Freeway near the Dos Pueblos Ranch. Inside nine large greenhouses they discovered between $40 million and $80 million worth of marijuana plants and anoth ... More >>
Will the boiling-mad tea-party crowd sweep sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt to victory?
Graphic we did on Dvorman and the FBI files that found no dirt on the man...Got an email from a former resident of Orange County that...well, read it below. She references Orange County's original liberal martyr, Joel Dvorman, and my two articles on the Magnolia School District trustee who was re ... More >>
Saturday Night Live had this skit years ago where they presented a Fugitivesque TV show called The Last Liberal. With all the talk on Fox News and conservative talk radio about the rise of Socialism in Obamerica, Bill Moyers decided to go out and find The Last Socialist to get the other side of the ... More >>
The mayoral candidates are covered in the previous post. Here are the council candidates: Eric Johnson: Run the city like a business. Build Great Park like a business, incrementally, so it pays for itself. More transparency and open meetings. While saying Gallinger's right to practice the Muslim fa ... More >>
Yesterday, the Washington Post did a good recap of our disgraced ex-sheriff, Mike "Phenomenal Pussy" Carona. Past the expected cliches thrown around by out-of-town reporters ("famously conservative bastion," "the sensibility enshrined at Anaheim's Disneyland long has informed local politics," "a com ... More >>
We love KOCE-TV Channel 50, watch it for television genius (and Orange County Business Journal editor) Rick Reiff's wonderful coif, the in-depth author interviews conducted by Maria Hall-Brown, and the Register-friendly worldview of Real Orange. So it pains us to discover that KOCE president Mel Rog ... More >>
'The War Within: Dissent During Crisis in America'
Mondays student walkout shows the past aint dead. It isnt even passed
Feds, Aryan Brotherhood come to paint the OC courthouse white
One word: gin
Dennis Miller stays right. But hes charming!
How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OCs Hippie Mafia
Why does so much good music come from this place?
Thomas Franks Unanswered Heartland Question
Shame on the Times Pasco
Was John Schmitz nuts? Or did mobsters run Orange County?
Orange County, California: 2001
The Circle of Life rolls on
Radioactive Beagles Here? Sure!
Buchanan crashes Reform Party convention in Long Beach
Unlikely interpretations at MOLAA- or is that MOOLAH?
A Guided Tour
Inside the Fevered Imagination of O.C.'s Most Infamous Congressman